The California State University, Chico Police Department is comprised of diverse individuals who dedicate themselves every day to upholding the department’s mission of providing a safe environment for the campus community through proactive, progressive, and professional law enforcement services. Chico State seeks an experienced, energetic, and community service-oriented leader capable of inspiring, mentoring, and holding people accountable as Chief of Police. Consideration for this position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field or equivalent P.O.S.T. certified training, including Command College. Candidates must possess at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a sworn law enforcement setting, including three (3) years of management experience. Candidates must satisfy all California P.O.S.T. minimum employment standards and possess, or be able to obtain, a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license is required. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with accreditation, attended the FBI Academy, Command College, or have experience in higher education. Candidates that reflect the diverse cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds of the student body are encouraged to apply. The annual salary range for the incoming Chief of Police is commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.